M²P is the Media, Movements and Politics research group at the University of Antwerp. M²P focuses on the relationship between institutional politics and society. M2P research's deals more specifically with three non-institutional political actors: social movements, mass media, and the public. How do these actors interact with institutional politics? How do they maintain their autonomous, non-institutional role? Are they important political actors or only negligible players? The more general question is to what extent these non-institutional political actors affect political decision-making. Or in other words: what is the political power of social movements, mass media, and the public?